Quest offers several different programs for high school and undergraduate students. Below, you will find brief information about student research and stipends. Please visit program pages for more information:
Why Student Research?
- Often times, research inspires students to achieve higher goals in their education while sharpening their life-long skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, inquiry, analysis, collaboration, and communication. In addition, it gives students a head start in forming a professional network in their area of interest. HERE is an excellent article by AACU explaining the evidence-based benefits of undergraduate research.
- Read about benefits of undergraduate (and high school) research HERE from a student perspective by the Mentor at the Penn State University.
- In addition to all those benefits, students who complete a research internship at the Quest are eligible to apply college scholarship at the Quest if they pursue a major relevant to their internship. Also, here at Quest, we strive to publish student data in peer-reviewed journals and being a co-author on a research paper as a HS/UG student would certainly be proven beneficial in their college/graduate school applications particularly for competitive colleges and universities.
All summer research internships at Quest are at no charge to all participating students. Additionally, we are able to provide research stipends in the form of fellowships to eligible students. Throughout the year, we apply for grants and organize fundraising activities so that we can provide our research internships at at no cost to students and financially support those eligible for research stipends. Each grant has different requirements (such as low income or disabled students) and may be specific to certain research projects.
- Minorities, women, disabled, deaf/HoH, and low-income students are particularly encouraged to apply.